Cochlear implants matching the prosthesis to the brain and facilitating desired plastic changes in brain function.


Journal Article (Review)

The cochlear implant (CI) is one of the great success stories of modern medicine. A high level of function is provided for most patients. However, some patients still do not achieve excellent or even good results using the present-day devices. Accumulating evidence is pointing to differences in the processing abilities of the "auditory brain" among patients as a principal contributor to this remaining and still large variability in outcomes. In this chapter, we describe a new approach to the design of CIs that takes these differences into account and thereby may improve outcomes for patients with compromised auditory brains.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, BS; Dorman, MF; Woldorff, MG; Tucci, DL

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 194 /

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 21867799

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21867799

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-7855

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-444-53815-4.00012-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands